Bullying and Prevention Awareness Month

By: Shelby Sauer, MSW Candidate & Shannon Hill, LMSW, CPS-M

orange wristband - say no to bullyingBullying. Defined as unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. It includes repeated behavior over time and can include actions such as threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally or excluding someone from a group on purpose. Did you know that 1 in 6 children are regularly bullied? Or that over half of all children will experience bullying at some point during their time in school? There are things that can be done; we must put an end to bullying.

October is National Bullying Prevention and Awareness month. This year’s theme is “The End of Bullying Begins with Me” in hopes of inspiring others to get involved in the campaign and educate themselves and others about how to prevent bullying. October 22nd is Unity Day, wear orange to show your support for safe schools and unite against bullying! Check out more strategies and tips to prevent bullying at: http://bullying.about.com/

References
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/39758956/ns/health-childrens_health/t/students-regularly-bullied-survey-shows/
http://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/
http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/content/child-bullying.html

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s